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THE 



AUDITOE'S REPOET 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF ANDOYER, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY U, 1869. 



LAWRENCE: 

Geo. S. Merrill & Co., Steam Book and Job Printers, 120 Essex St. 

1 869. 





THE 



AUDITOE'S REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOYEK, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY H, 1869. 



LAWRENCE: 

Geo. S. Merrill & Co., Steam Book and Job Printers, 120 Essex St. 

1 869. 



EEPOET. 



SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT, 



SCHOOL HOUSES. 



PAID PER ORDER OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



Grammar School, 




$1,334 26 


Centre South District, 


56 92 


Phillips 




61 85 


Village * 




174 80 


Ballard Vale 




40 75 


Scotland ' 




19 85 


Holt 




198 45 


Centre West * 




15 20 


Frye ' 




52 02 


North and Abbott ' 




3 50 


Bailey, < 




2,121 11 


Osgood * 




30 83 


Sum total expended, 


$4,109 54 


Appropriation j 


3er town vote, 


3,200 00 



Exceeding appropriation, 



$909 54 



SCHOOLS. 

PAID PER ORDER OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



Grammar School, 








$1,460 59 


Centre South District, 








778 40 


Phillips " 








498 81 


Village " 








920 38 


Ballard Vale 








954 00 


Scotland " 








310 10 


Holt 








308 40 


Centre West " 








299 02 


Frye " 








479 29 


North and Abbott " 








296 06 


Bailey " 








310 82 


Osgood " 








355 82 




$6,971 69 


Punchard School, 








700 00 




7,671 69 


1868, Appropriation per To 


>wn Vote, 






7,200 00 


Exceeding Appropriation, 




OFFICER! 


$471 69 


SERVICES OF 


TOWN 


3. 


Henry Dane, police service, 


$4 00 




Daniel Eames, " 




20 


00 




John 0. Connell, " 




18 


00 




Amos C. Abbott, " 




18 


00 




Geo. F. Baker, " 




5 


00 




Geo. S. Cole, 




40 


00 










$105 00 


D. C. Litchfield, School Committee, 


100 


00 




B. B. Babbitt, 


%rs., 


150 


00 




S. H. Boutwell, 




100 


00 




P. M. Jefferson, " 




90 


00 




N. S. Berry, " 




75 


00 




H. S. Greene, " 




70 


00 


585 00 



Amount carried forward, $690 00 



Amount brought forward, $690 00 



J. W. Poor, engineer's service, 


$10 00 


John Cornell, " 


10 00 


John Underwood, " 


10 00 


H. A. Bodwell, 


10 00 


E. H. Barnard, *< 


10 00 


Wm. S. Jenkins, Selectman, &c, 


$275 00 


John B. Abbott, ktf 


225 00 


Hermon Phelps, " 


250 00 


E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 


$50 00 


" collecting taxes, 


325 22 


" recording biiths, mar- 




riages and deaths, 


53 95 



50 00 



750 00 



429 17 
$1,919 17 



MILITARY DEPARTMENT. 

State Aid paid by E. K. Jenkins, $2,486 00 



TOWN HOUSE. 



Thomas Smith, Janitor, 


$120 00 


H. P. Beard & Co., supplies, 


40 80 


Upton & Gile, repairs, 


9 00 


Wm. Barnett, " 


41 70 


R. M. Abbott, painting, 


191 88 


Cornell & Chandler, coal, 


42 00 


S. D. Abbott, wood, 


6 00 



Amount carried forward, $451 38 



Amount brought forward, 


$451 


38 




Wm. S. Jenkins, and others, re- 








pairs, 


7 


57 




T. Smith, and others, labor and sup- 








plies, 


18 


79 




George Wood, furniture, 


40 


00 










$517 74 


FIRE DEPARTMENT. 






ENGINE NO. ONE. 






• 


Engine Company, for labor, 


181 


50 




" " remittance of taxes, 


78 


00 




J. C. Morse, for labor, 


20 


90 




T. A. Holt & Co. " 




44 




J. Boyd & Sons, " 


14 


75 




Hunneman & Co., hose, 


335 


67 




L. Beach & Co., supplies, 


10 


00 




R. M. Abbott, painting engine house, 


90 


36 




H. P. Beard & Co., supplies, 


10 


75 




J. H. Smith, repairs, 


3 


15 




William Barnett, " 


3 


80 




E. P. Higgins, varnishing engine, 


12 


00 




G. H. Parker, supplies, 


6 


00 










$767 32 


ENGINE NO. TWO. 








Engine Company, for labor, 


98 40 




" " remittance of taxes, 


78 


00 




P. B. Eager, for supplies, 


18 


2b 


* 








194 65 



$961 97 



No 





HIGHWAYS. 






trict 




Expended. 


Removing 
Snow. 


Special Ap- 
propriation. 


i. 1. 


James H. Smith, 


$174 02 


$6 50 


$30 11 


2. 


Robert Callahan, 


153 00 




5 18 


3. 


E. K. Jenkins, 


157 21 


12 75 


19 40 


4. 


Nathan B. Abbott, 


27 60 


23 83 




5. 


Hezekiah Jones, 


28 64 


21 42 




6. 


Henry Brownell, 


30 00 


35 26 




7. 


Geo. F. Mason, 


50 00 


20 50 




8. 


Wm. Jenkins, 


16 00 






9. 


Henry J. Gray, 


59 58 


10 46 




10. 


Nathan F. Abbott, 


69 52 


30 08 


18 36 


11. 


Sam'l C. Frye, 


75 56 






12. 


Charles M. Abbott, 


159 80 






13. 


Joshua Chandler, 


58 90 


16 48 




14. 


Benj. Boynton, 


20 00 


9 57 




15. 


P. M. Jefferson, 


119 54 


19 50 




16. 


A. W. Livingston, 


69 32 






17. 


Wm. Hardy, 


85 00 






18. 


Joseph Chandler, 


52 48 


18 78 




19. 


Henry Hardy, 


35 20 


13 51 




20. 


Omar Jenkins, 


85 26 


26 45 




21. 


S. G. Bailey, 


55 00 


25 66 




22. 


Hartwell B. Abbott, 


72 22 


11 00 




23. 


Wm. D. Stark, 


142 15 


22 31 




24, 


Edward H. Bout well, 




26 50 




25. 


*C. C. Blunt, 


60 60 


39 71 




26. 


John Chandler, 


219 67 




15 75 


27. 


C. 0. Cummings, 


81 15 


19 46 




28. 


Wm. Allen, 

Abbott Bridge, 

Bart. Shea, removing 


80 00 


11 00 


37 28 




snow from sidewalk, 




18 00 






Henry Burtt, removing 










snow from sidewalk, 
1 




31 00 
$469 73 






!2,237 42 


$126 08 



REMITTANCE OF TAXES. 



E. K. Jenkins, 1867, 


$29 41 


1868, 


296 00 


ABATEMENT 


OF TAXES. 


Rufus Bailey, 


$1 20 


Amos Abbott, 


6 00 


Sam'l T. Cooper, 


2 00 


Hobart Clark, 


14 00 


H. P. Holt, 


2 16 


H. W. French, 


5 40 


LIQUOR DEPARTMENT. 


J. I. Baker, liquor, 


731 40 


A. F. Lawton, 


309 12 


Thomas Smith, agent, 


80 00 


Expenses of agency, 


48 39 







$325 41 



$30 76 



$1,168 91 



MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 

Henry Dane, notifying town officers, 

H. P. Holt, damage to wagon, 

Town officers, for postage and revenue stamps, 

Thomas Smith, notifying town officers, 

T. Groom & Co., books and stationery, 

Geo. S. Merrill & Co., printing, 

J. H. Morgan, damages to horse and carriage, 

A. N. Bean, damages to carriage, 

Herman Phelps, cash paid for stationery, 

T. E. Mayberry, expense of culvert, 

J. L. Fairbanks, books, 

Amount carried forward, $652 40 



7 


00 


10 


00 


19 


40 


1 


50 


35 


15 


272 


25 


117 


60 


25 


00 


1 


00 


160 


00 


3 


50 



Amount brought forward ', $652 40 

Charles Mears, distributing envelopes, 1 50 

E. K. Jenkins, notifying land owners, 

T. Henry, returning deaths, 

Wm. S. Jenkins, repairing hay-scales, 

S. G. Bean, dinners for selectmen and checkers, 

Thomas Smith, clearing sidewalk, 

Hodges' Express, 

George H. Parker, stationery, 

W. F. Draper, printing and stationery, 

" " school books, 

Herman Phelps, returning deaths, 
Town officers, railroad fares, 
E. K. Jenkins, notifying land owners, 

"• " returning militia, 

" " collecting liquor tax, 

Almond Clark, stationery, 
Robert Callahan, returning deaths, 
E. P. Higgins, painting, 
Geo. S. Cole, notifying town meetings, 
Geo. P. Wilson, damages on account of defect 

in highway, 
Herman Phelps, bridge plank, 
John Cornell, services in case of J. H. Morgan, 
E. P. Higgins, services as weigher, 
S. Raymond, Post Office box, 



2 


00 


2 


90 


2 


00 


15 


75 


\2 


00 




40 


5 


15 


48 


48 


34 


84 


2 


00 


20 


70 


3 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


9 


50 


4 


10 


9 


00 


14 


00 


43 


50 


110 


28 


5 


00 


20 


00 


1 


00 


$1,027 


50 



LAWRENCE BRIDGE. 

To cash paid for Lawrence Bridge, per order of 

County Commissioners, $4,010 00 



10 
SUMMARY OF SELECTMEN'S ORDERS. 

School Houses, $4,109 54 



Schools, 


7,671 69 


State Aid, 


2,486 00 


Services of officers, 


1,919 17 


Liquor Department, 


1,168 91 


Highways, 


2,237 42 


Removing snow, 


469 73 


Special appropriation, roads and bridges, 


126 08 


Remittance of taxes, 


325 41 


Abatement, " 


30 76 


Fire Department, 


961 97 


Miscellaneous expenses, 


1,027 50 


Town House, " 


517 74 


Lawrence Bridge, 


4,010 00 




$27,061 92 



OVERSEERS' ACCOUNT. 



RELIEF OUT OF THE ALMS HOUSE. 



Mrs. Thomas Davis, 
Thomas Piatt, 
William McCommick, 
Ann Hackett, 
Catherine Farrington, 
Ann E. Bean, 
Abial Upton, 
Warren Mears, 
James Wood, 
Joseph Salkeld, 
M. Joice, 
Mary J. Abbott, 
Mrs. Edward Mason, 
Charles W, Lovejoy, 
Patrick Qualey, 
Patrick Bannan, 
John Bowling, 
Harriet B. Gile, 
Mrs. Thomas Mason, 
Julius Bostwick, 
Margaret Margans, 
David Goodwin, 
Henry Palmer, 
Mrs. Patrick Farrall, 
Hannah B. Russell, 
Phebe A. Palmer, 
Stephen Abbott, 
Sewell Pearson, 
Mrs. Wiley, 
C. Parker, 

Amount carried forward. 



$10 00 


5 


00 


7 


00 


6 


00 


72 


00 


99 


00 


44 


56 


30 


00 


6 


50 


6 


00 


6 


95 


33 


50 


76 54 


144 00 


4 


00 


11 


50 


5 


00 


71 


94 


37 


28 


6 


00 


6 


00 


2 


00 


7 


00 


13 


96 


96 


00 


33 


63 


2b 


24 


18 


18 


3 


50 


22 00 



$910 28 



12 



Amount brought forward, 


$910 28 


The family of W. T. Jones, 


23 03 


Thomas Skidmore, 


3 00 


Charles Stringer, 


3 00 


Patrick Carroll, 


90 


Osmore Jeffcock, 


5 00 


Anna Jones, 


39 00 


Mrs. Burke, 


2 00 


Robert Callahan, burial of Martha Abbott, 


5 00 




$991 21 



HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 

Ella J. Parker, 26 28 

Julia Wiley, 37 84 

$64 12 



LUNATIC HOSPITAL, WORCESTER. 
Samuel W. Holt, $208 59 



COMMITMENTS. 

Arthur N. Bean, Dyson, 5 00 



$5 00 



PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Boston, John Abbott, 17 28 

North Andover, Elizabeth Kimball, 21 06 



$38 34 



DUE EROM CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Newburvport, Rebecca Merrill, 39 00 

Haverhill, Mr. John B. Pecker, 26 00 

Boston, Elizabeth Spear, 23 00 

$88 00 



13 
EXPENSES OF ALMS HOUSE. 



C. 0. Cummings, salary, 


500 00 


Valpev Brothers, meat, 


305 .6 


T. A. Holt & Co., 


43 88 


David Gray, boots and shoes, 


24 90 


C. 0. Cummings, ;>tove, 


30 00 


Benjamin Cheever, labor, 


180 60 


John H. Flint, 


246 86 


Lydia A. Runnals, 


156 00 


Holt & Higgins, 


492 47 


H. P. Beard & Co., 


642 99 


W. 0. Lynes, 


32 06 


Dyer & Frost, 


12 82 


Dove, Parks & Co., 


356 78 


Baker & Downs, 


5 37 


H. W. Abbott, 


91 55 


Oliver Hunt, blacksmithing, 


13 75 


James H. Smith, " 


46 81 


James H. Cochran, " 


10 52 


B. F. Holt, ice, 


15 00 


Samuel B. Locke, 


57 50 


Walter H. Kimball, medical attendance, 


25 00 


Cornell & Chandler, coal, 


135 00 


P. M. Jefferson, soap, 


50 00 


George H. Parker, medical supplies, 


20 70 


J. W. Barnard, boots and shoes, 


6 07 


Vtn. Corse & Son, . " 


39 30 


Herman Abbot, coffin, 


6 50 


Herman Abbott, repairs, 


8 21 


Robert Callahan, burials, 


10 00 




$3,565 80 



EXTRA EXPENSES AT THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Walter B. Allen, whitewashing, 
R. M. Abbott, painting, 
Wm. S. Jenkins, repairs and lumber, 
Wm. Barnett, repairs, 

Amount carried forward, $245 42 



134 


64 


3 


25 


58 


32 


49 


21 



14 



Amount brought forward, 
Eben P. Higgins, 
Joseph Farnham, 
E. R. & W. B. Lamb, 



$245 42 


10 


50 


14 


19 


84 


45 



$354 56 



SUMMARY OF OVERSEER'S ORDERS. 

Relief out of the Alms House, 
Paid to cities and towns, 
Due from cities and towns, 
Commitments, 
House of Correction, 
Alms House expenses, 
Repairs and improvements, 
Lunatic hospital, 



991 


21 


38 


34 


88 


00 


5 


00 


64 


12 


3,565 


80 


354 


56 


208 


59 



$5,315 62 



REPRESENTATIVE FUND, $100.00. 

In accordance with the wishes of the donor, Edward Tay- 
lor, the interest of the above has been applied to the families 
of Sewall Pearsons and Mrs. John Trull. 

WM. S. JENKINS, ) Overseers 
JOHN B. ABBOTT, V of 
HERMAN PHELPS, )the Poor. 



SUPERINTENDENT'S ACCOUNT. 



Dr. 






To balance from last account, 


$36 62 


To Cash for labor, 


548 13 




' vegetables, 


42 99 




' calves, 


60 34 




pigs, 


56 00 




' milk, 


98 95 




6 services of bull, 


31 50 




' pork and lard, 


48 87 




< oats and rye, 


5 92 




' lodging prisoners, 


6 50 




( clay and gravel, 


2 33 




' hides and tallow, 


35 21 




$973 36 


Cr. 




P>y Cash paid for clothing, etc., 


24 59 


" fresh fish, 


65 36 


" grinding corn, 


2 07 


" toll to Lawrence, 


20 


" tools, hardware, etc., 


76 71 


" labor, 


332 07 


" school books, 


2 87 


" potatoes and seeds, 


30 46 


pigs, 


13 40 


" railroad freights and fares, 


9 36 


" meal, 


12 50 


" sawing lumber, 


7 31 


« oil, 


1 00 


" lime and plaster, 


2 00 




u cider and vinegar, 


14 00 



Amount carried forward, $593 90 



16 



Amount brought forward. 


$593 90 


By Cash paid for alcohol and medicines, 


11 40 




( grinding corn and coffee, 


6 32 




* crackers, 


10 69 




' express, 


25 




' threshing grain, 


4 00 




* making cider, 


4 86 




( drain till, 


21 57 




' fresh meat, 


18 00 




6 washing, 


17 06 




' one bull, 


33 00 




' Town Treasurer, 


200 00 


Balance due the town, 


52 31 




$973 36 




C. 0. CUMMINGS, Superintendent. 



ALMSHOUSE. 

Whole number of Paupers in Almshouse during 

the year, 26 

Whole number weeks' board, 1259 

" foreign paupers entertained, 293 

" weeks' board, 84 

" persons held in custody, waiting 

trial, 20 

Whole number weeks' board of prisoners, 9 



REMAINING IN ALMSHOUSE. 



Over eighty years old, 
Between seventy and eighty, 
" sixty and seventy, 
" fifty and sixty, 
" forty and fifty, 
" thirty and forty, 
" ten and twenty, 
" one and ten, 
Not one year old, 



17 



DEATHS IN ALMSHOUSE DURING THE YEAR. 

James Hovey, aged 76 years, 
Herman Jones, aged 75 years. 

INVENTORY OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. 

Fifty iron bedsteads, $150 ; nine stoves, $90, $240 00 

Glass and crockery ware, jugs and jars, 55 00 

Chairs, benches, tables and wooden ware, 114 70 

Beds and bedding, 409.00; tin ware, 30.00 439 00 

Table and teaspoons, knives and forks, 16 00 

Meat block, meat benches, saw and axe, 12 00 

Kettles, sadiron, clocks and bells, 15 00 

Meat, cider and apples, bbls., 23 83 



$915 53 



PROVISIONS. 

Flour,$36.00; 170 lbs. butter, $85.00; oil,$2.50 
68 lbs. lard, 16.32; sugar and spices, 64.00 
Potatoes, beets, turnips, carrots and apples, 
Vinegar and cider, 31.00; pickles, cranberries, 

and can fruit, 20.00 
Fresh beef, salt pork, hams, sass., and salt fish, 
Soap and candles, 28.75 ; salt, 10. 00; squashes, 

2.00, 
Coffee, tea, crackers, rice and cheese, 
Tobacco, 11.90 



CLOTHING. 

Pants, shawls, dresses and cotton batting, 
Balmoral skirts, suspenders and leather, 
12 crash rollers, 4.80 

$54 15 

FARM IMPLEMENTS. 

Two horse wagons, harnesses, pung and sleigh, $177 00 
Ox-wagon, two ox-carts, sleds, scraper and har- 
rows, 194 00 



$123 


50 


80 


32 


151 


00 


51 


00 


210 


68 


40 


75 


36 


35 


11 


90 


$705 


50 


$39 60 


9 75 


4 


80 



Amount carried forward, $371 00 



18 



Amount brought forward, 

Hay-wagon, stone drag, chains, yokes and wheel- 
barrow, 
Scythes, sickles, corn cutters, peat knives and 

hoes, 
Horse, hay, and garden rakes, 
Horse, Lay, and manure forks, 
Horse hoe,cultivator, mowing machine and plows, 
Shovels, spades, axes, iron bars and blasting tools, 
Carpenters' tools, wood saws, beetle wedges and 

ladle, 
Feed trough, hay cutter, measures and feed boxes, 
Ladders, grindstone, blocks and ropes, 
Nails, spikes, old iron, bricks and vise, 
Winnowing mill, meal bags, and salt sacks, 
Snow plow, grain cradle, ox muzzle, and pig box, 
Grain chests, scalding tub, steelyards, and brushes, 
Drain Tile, 10.50, 



FARM PRODUCE. 

Corn, barley, rye, oats and wheat, 

Meal, fine feed, and beans, 

English and meadow hay, straw and stalks, 

Manure, 



$371 


00 


110 


00 


23 


50 


25 


00 


30 


00 


170 


00 


34 


00 


16 


50 


11 


50 


33 


70 


14 


50 


9 


50 


8 


50 


30 


50 


10 


50 



$898 70 



$78 20 


50 


15 


331 


00 


300 


00 



$759 35 



FARM STOCK. 

Four oxen, five cows, one bull, one horse, 
Nine swine and twenty-one fowls, 



1010 00 
192 00 

$1202 00 



FUEL AND LUMBER. 



Twenty-three and a half cords hard pine, and 

fifteen and a half cords maple wood, 
Dry wood, cut and split, peat and coal, 
Bridge plank, boards and cart spires, 



155 
100 


00 
00 



$426 50 



19 



SUMMARY. 

Inventory of household furniture, 

" provisions, 

" clothing, 

" farm implements, 

" farm produce, 

" farm stock, 

" fuel and lumber, 



$915 


53 


705 


50 


54 


15 


898 


70 


759 


35 


1202 


00 


426 


50 



$4,961 73 



The Auditors were invited to examine some six acres of 
land adjoining the house lot, lying north of the brook, a 
part of which was formerly used as a brick yard. The sur- 
face has been leveled, and the whole has been thoroughly 
under-drained with two and a half and three inch drain tiles, 
and some stone covered drains. There was a good crop of 
vegetables and corn upon this reclaimed land the past sea- 
son. Although a wet season, the corn crop was good, show- 
ing the good effect of drainage, to raise a crop of corn 
where, two years ago, flags, rushes and bunch grass, were the 
principal growth. One-half of this land has been seeded to 
grass the past autumn; the remainder was plowed last Octo- 
ber, after the crops were taken off, aud will be in fine condi- 
tion for cultivation the present season, or for seeding to 
grass. "We think the Superintendent, with the concurrence 
of the Overseers, has made a judicious expenditure in re- 
claiming this waste land, as it is admirably suited for grass 
crops, of which the town farm needs a greater supply. 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 



Town of Andover in account current with E. K. Jenkins, 

Treasurer, 
Dr. 

To paid County tax for 1868, 
State tax for 1868, 

" Andover National Bank, money hired, 

" " " " Int. on same, 

" sundry persons, money hired, 

te " " Interest on same, 

" Town Notes, 

" Interest on Town Notes, 

" discount on taxes at 6 per ct., 1,510 71 
u « « 4 « 89 94 



" Selectmen's orders, current expenses, 

" " " Schools, 

" (t " School houses, 

" Overseers of the Poor, orders, 

" Selectmen and Auditors, 

To balance of taxes, unpaid, (Whipple File Co., 
1,884 00), 

To cash on hand to balance, 



Cr. 

By balance of taxes unpaid, Feb. 14, 1868, 
By cash on hand Feb. 14, 1868, 

" from Haverhill pauper account, 

" County Treasurer, discount on 

County tax, 

Amount carried forward, $9,421 61 



$3,441 00 


5,700 


00 


3,000 


00 


43 


88 


2,500 


00 


45 


83 


2,300 


00 


579 


04 


1,600 


65 


15,280 


69 


7,671 


69 


4,109 


54 


5,315 


62 


27 


00 


2,034 


98 


4,912 


72 


$58,562 64 


$184 28 


9,160 


92 


42 


00 


34 41 



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Amount brought forward, 

By cash from Thomas Smith, liquor agent, 
" rent of Town House, 

" rent of stores and hall at Ballard 

Vale, 
" Bailey school house, 

" County Commissioners, licenses, 

" drainage per order Board of Health, 

hired of Andover National Bank, 
" " sundry persons, 

from tax on liquor sales, 
" one town map, 

" pump, stove, etc., 

" Thomas Smith, liquors, 

" " " casks, 

" Proprietors Fund, 

" State Treasurer, corporation tax, 
i( " State aid, 

" " school fund, 

" C. O. Cummings, superintendent, 

" Hardy Brothers, loam, 

" Hay Scale fees, 

" Assessors' warrant for taxes, 1868, 



E. K. JENKINS, Treasurer. 
Andover, Feb. 11, 1869. 



$9,421 


61 


815 


22 


397 


00 


387 


47 


40 


00 


125 


00 


72 


00 


3,000 


00 


2,500 


00 


13 


33 


1 


25 


6 


00 


92 


15 


9 


00 


96 


00 


5,566 


59 


3,000 


00 


234 


86 


200 


00 


5 


25 


57 


43 


32,522 


48 


$58,562 64 



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LIABILITIES. 

Notes payable, $9,860 00 

Dae interest not called for, 570 00 



$K>,430 00 



ASSETS. 

Cash on hand, $4,912 72 

Taxes unpaid, 2,034 98 

Cash in Superintendent's hands, 52 31 

Dae from Cities and Towns, 105 75 
Dae from Commonwealth, for burial 

of State paupers, 30 00 

Due for State Aid, 5,760 50 



$12,896 26 
Balance in favor of town, $2,466 26 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY. 



Town house and fixtures, 


$15,000 00 


Land under and adjoining, 
Weights and measures, 


2,000 00 
200 00 


Safe in Town House, 


166 00 


Hay scales, 


300 00 


Engine house and land, 


1,000 00 


Engine and apparatus, 
Hose at Ballard Vale, 


1,000 00 
500 00 


Town Farm and buildings, 


6,200 00 


Personal property, as per inventory, 

School house property, 

Library, 


4,961 73 

25,140 00 

250 00 




$56,717 73 



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PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL. 



The undersigned, Trustees of the Punchard Free School, here- 
with render to the Town their Annual Account of the condition of 
the Fund, and of the Receipts and Expenditures thereof for the 
year ending February 1st, 1869 : — 
Of the Permanent Fund of Forty Thousand Dollars, 
there is invested in Valid Notes and Real Estate 
Securities, the sum of Thirty- eight Thousand 
Seven Hundred Dollars, $38,700 00 

And the Balance of Thirteen Hundred Dollars is de- 
posited to their credit in the Andover National 
Bank, 1,300 00 



$40,000 00 
RECEIPTS. 

Balance of Cash on hand as per last Report, $1,129 62 

Interest received since said Report, 2,430 49 

Appropriation received from the Town, 700 00 
Cash received of T. E. Mayberry, for rent of 

Land, 41 50 



$4,301 61 



EXPENDITURES. 
Cash paid Wm. G. Goldsmith, Principal, Salary, $1,500 00 



44 Miss P. H. Wilder, Assistant, •• 


316 00 


44 Abby S. Hervey, 4< 


218 33 


44 S. A. Vinton, 


250 00 


44 44 Abby M. Bailey, 44 44 


133 00 


44 44 A. B. Carter, Music Teacher, 


37 00 


44 44 S. E. Bachman, French Teacher, 


24 00 


44 M. Foster, Treasurer, Salary, 


100 00 


44 Geo. L. Abbott, 


31 25 


W. S. Jenkins & Co., 


48 32 


R. M. Abbott, 


23 91 


44 Mary Devine, 


50 00 



Amount earned forward, $2,731 81 



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Amount brought forward, 


$2,731 81 


Cash paid J. 0. Cheever, 


157 50 


«( 


J. S. Hunt & Co., 


100 00 


(4 


W. F. Draper, 


20 00 


( i 


E. P. Abbott, Janitor, 


75 00 


< i 


Thos. Smith, " 


18 29 


(( 


R. Callahan, " 


8 00 


« i 


Boston & Maine Railroad, 


4 75 


«« 


Damon, Sherburne, & Co., 


8 05 


(( 


W. G. Goldsmith, sundries, 


18 15 


<( 


H. P. Beard & Co., 


13 76 


«« 


F. A. Dewson, 


12 00 


(.« 


E. P. Abbot, 


8 00 


(< 


Chas. Smith, 


2 60 


(« 


Geo. Foster, 


4 00 


" 


Edward Carter, 


2 00 


« t 


Geo. S. Merrill & Co., 


2 00 


«« 


J. H. Cochran, 


70 



Cash deposited in Andover National Bank, 
to balance, 



1,186 61 



1,115 00 



$4,301 61 
Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. SMITH, 
NATHAN FRYE, 
EDWARD TAYLOR, 
JOHN ABBOTT, 
MOSES FOSTER, 
JAMES H. MERRILL, 
ISAAC CARRUTH, 
Andover, February 1, 1869. 



The foregoing accounts having been carefully examined, and 
found to have been correctly kept and well vouched, we respectfully 
present our Report to the Town for acceptance. 



WILLIAM CHICKERING, 
JOHN CORNELL, 
J. H. FLINT, 



Auditors. 



TOWN WARRANT. 



ESSEX, SS. To GEORGE S. COLE, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the 
inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified to vote 
in elections and Town affairs, to meet and assemble 
at the Town House, in said Andover, on Monday, the 
first day of March next, at twelve o'clock, at noon* 
to act on the following articles, viz : — 

Art. 1st. To choose a Moderator, to preside in 
said meeting. 

Art. 2nd. To choose a Town Clerk for the year 
ensuing. 

Art. 3rd. To hear and act on the report of the 
Auditors. 

Art. 4th. To choose Selectmen, Assessors, Over- 
seers of the Poor, Town Treasurer, School Com- 
mittee, Constables, Fence Viewers, and all other 
necessary and usual Town Officers. 

Art. 5th. To see what sum of money the Town 
will raise for the repairs of highways the ensuing 
year. 

Art. fith. To see what methods the Town will 
adopt for the repairs of the highways. 



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Art. 7th. To see what sum of money the Town 
will raise for the maintenance of their public schools 
for the ensuing year. 

Art. 8th. To see what method the Town will 
adopt to apportion the school money among the 
public schools. 

Art. 9th. To see what sum or sums of money 
the Town will raise for the repair and improvement 
of the school property, and for incidental expenses 
of the school houses. 

Art. 10th. To see if the Town will empower the 
Selectmen to build, sell, and if necessary, buy school 
houses in connection with the School Committee on 
petition of David Auther and sixteen others. 

Art. 11th. To see if the Town will vote to pur- 
chase land for a cemetery, choose a committee for 
that purpose, and raise money therefor. 

Art. 12th. To see if the town will sell a piece 
of meadow land connected with the Town Farm. 

Art. 13th. To see what action the Town will take 
in regard to coasting on the public streets, on petition 
of Edward Buck and others. 

Art. 14th. To see what sum of money the Town 
will raise to defray the necessary expenses the year 
ensuing. 

Art. 15th. To see what method the Town will 
adopt for the collection of the public taxes the ensu- 
ing year. 

Art. 16th. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Town Treasurer to hire money for the use of the 
Town when necessary. 



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Art. 17th. To determine what compensation the 
Town will pay to firemen for their services the ensu" 
ing year. 

Art. 18th. To see if the Town will accept and 
revise the list of Jurors, as prepared and posted by 
the Selectmen. 

Art. 19th. To see what action the Town will take 
concerning licenses, as provided by Section Six, Chap- 
ter 141, Laws and Eesolves of 1868. 

Art. 20th. To act on any other business that 
may legally come before said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this War- 
rant, with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at 
the time and place of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands, at Andover, this fifteenth 
day of February, in the year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine. 

WM. S. JENKINS, ) Selectmen 
JOHN B. ABBOTT, } of 
HERMAN PHELPS. ) Andover.